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Supporting & Engaging with People with Learning Disabilities - An Overview

Duration

1 day

Course Overview


It is essential that staff working in this sometime challenging field have the skills and competence to effectively support individuals to live the life they choose. This course introduces staff to the difficulties faced by people with learning disabilities and aims to establish an effective foundation for best practice.

Course Content

  • Definitions of learning disabilities
  • Living with learning disability and the impact on the individual
  • The legislative context, including Valuing People and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Self directed support
  • Professional boundaries
  • Communicating effectively with people with learning disabilities

Methods of Delivery


This course encourages delegate participation through group discussion as well as individual input through group and pair work. The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flipchart work and tutor-led discussion, and delegates retain a comprehensive training pack for future reference and further reading.

  • Learning Objectives
  • Audience
  • Training Considerations
  • Certification
  • Related Courses

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will
  • have a definition of learning disability and understand the different uses of the term 'learning disabilities'.
  • Understand the history and perception of services for people with learning disabilities
  • have knowledge of current legislation, expectations and values of learning disability services, and know where to access information on the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • understand what is meant by person centred approaches and self directed support
  • understand elements of and strategies for effective communication with people with learning disabilities
  • have considered what constitutes a 'professional' approach and appropriate physical contact

Target Audience

Anyone who supports or engages with people with learning disabilities, or may be required to in the future.

Training Considerations

Certification

The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

Related Courses

Safeguarding Adults
 
Supporting & Engaging with People with Learning Disabilities - An Overview
Duration: 1 day

Course overview:
It is essential that staff working in this sometime challenging field have the skills and competence to effectively support individuals to live the life they choose. This course introduces staff to the difficulties faced by people with learning disabilities and aims to establish an effective foundation for best practice.

Course content:
· Definitions of learning disabilities
· Living with learning disability and the impact on the individual
· The legislative context, including Valuing People and the Mental Capacity Act 2005
· Self directed support
· Professional boundaries
· Communicating effectively with people with learning disabilities

Methods of delivery:
This course encourages delegate participation through group discussion as well as individual input through group and pair work. The trainer uses a range of facilitation and presentation techniques including PowerPoint, flipchart work and tutor-led discussion, and delegates retain a comprehensive training pack for future reference and further reading.



LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the course, delegates will:
· have a definition of learning disability and understand the different uses of the term 'learning disabilities'.
· Understand the history and perception of services for people with learning disabilities
· have knowledge of current legislation, expectations and values of learning disability services, and know where to access information on the Mental Capacity Act 2005
· understand what is meant by person centred approaches and self directed support
· understand elements of and strategies for effective communication with people with learning disabilities
· have considered what constitutes a 'professional' approach and appropriate physical contact




TARGET AUDIENCE
Anyone who supports or engages with people with learning disabilities, or may be required to in the future.




TRAINING CONSIDERATIONS


CERTIFICATION
The delegates will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.

RELATED COURSES
Safeguarding Adults

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